With your help the IMNDA aims to alleviate the frustration, fear and anxiety often felt by people affected by MND.
The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) is the only organisation of its kind in the country providing specialised services to families affected by this terminal condition.
The IMNDA cannot slow the progression of MND or change the outcome but we are here to help. We are consistently supporting over 400 families across Ireland who otherwise would have nowhere else to turn. Everybody with MND has different needs at different stages of their journey with the disease and we are here every step of the way.
- The services provided by the IMNDA are immediate and free of charge for everyone registered with the association:
- Access to 4 MND nurses directly employed by the IMNDA and funded entirely by donations.
- Access to a home care grant.
- Access to specialised equipment on a loan basis (e.g. wheelchairs, hoists, communication aids etc).
- The funding of counselling sessions for the person with MND and family members.
Your support is absolutely vital. Over 80% of our income comes from fundraising and donations.
Pieta offers free, one-to-one counselling to anyone who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts, engaging in self-harm or who has been bereaved by suicide.
All Pieta therapists are fully qualified, and they understand that, while it can be hugely challenging to lose hope or to lose a loved one to suicide, working to find alternative ways to manage pain can turn a person’s life around.
Pieta’s vision is a world where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. We support people and communities in crisis by providing freely accessible, professional services to all.
- All services are completely free of charge
- All services are confidential, and no referral is needed
- Pieta treats all clients with compassion, care and respect
Pieta first opened its doors in 2006 and, annually, we now deliver over 50,000 hours of intervention therapy, receive over 70,000 crisis calls/texts and directly support over 600 families bereaved by suicide. We operate in 20 locations across Ireland and employ over 200 therapists and support staff. As the demand for our services grow, we must also grow our ability to deliver these services – support from the public makes this all possible.